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Supervisor Lawson urges community participation at Feb. 24 hearing on Dominion power line proposals

Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson reminds western Prince William County residents that the first State Corporation Commission (SCC) Local Hearings for the Dominion power line and substation are this week:

Wednesday, February 24 – 4:30 & 7:00 PM
Battlefield High School – Auditorium
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, Virginia

“This is your opportunity to let the SCC decision-makers hear your thoughts.  Dominion has submitted five routes in its application with the SCC, which include Dominion’s preferred proposed route and four alternative routes.

“Dominion’s preferred route is an overhead route that parallels Interstate 66.  It is important to note, the SCC could choose one of the other four alternative routes, or even choose one of its own.

“Bottom line is multiple areas of western Prince William County could be affected by these new power lines. The Prince William Board of County Supervisors remains committed to the I-66 Hybrid Alternative (hybrid-route partially buried along I-66) as the only acceptable option presented.

“Please consider attending one of the SCC hearings and/or emailing or mailing your comments.  We need to make sure our voices are heard.” Lawson said.

The Brentsville Supervisor provided the following additional information:

For additional information on Dominion’s Transmission Line Project clink on link and view SCC press release below:


The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a third local hearing in May regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power for the proposed Haymarket transmission line project in Prince William County.

The additional local public hearing will be held at the Battlefield High School auditorium on May 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The high school is located at 15000 Graduation Drive in Haymarket. Other local public hearings will be held on February 24 and March 14, 2016 at the same location. For these dates, there are two hearing start times each day. The first is at 4:30 p.m. The second is at 7:00 p.m.

Any person wishing to comment at these hearings should arrive early and sign in the with SCC bailiff. A public witness only needs to testify once as all comments are made part of the case record.

The hearing will continue in Richmond on May 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Commission second floor courtroom location in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond.

Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by May 3, 2016. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2015-00107.

Persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: . Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2015-00107.

On November 6, 2015, Dominion Virginia Power filed an application that proposes to convert an existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line located in Prince William and Loudoun Counties to 230 kV. The company also plans to construct in Prince William County and the Town of Haymarket a new 230 kV transmission line to run approximately five miles from an existing Gainesville substation to a newly constructed substation near Haymarket.

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